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Camp Vision


CAMP EYE TO EYE 2014
PARENT
"At Camp Eye to Eye my daughter benefited from five uninterrupted days of learning about herself, discovering the strengths that her dyslexia gives her, making great friends, and interacting with counselors who 'get it.' I would recommend it to any parent!"
— Elizabeth Alda O'Heaney
TEACHER
"There's immense value for children who experience the Eye to Eye program summer camp ... A safe outdoor adventure in a supportive environment builds their skills while they explore new ones ... Students carry the experience forward with them in school and in their future."
— Amber Bergeron, Head English Teacher at The Churchill School and Center NYC
CAMPER
"Camp Eye to Eye was so much fun — awesome art projects and fun outdoors. Plus the counselors were really nice and had an LD like me!"
— Ellie

WHERE LD / ADHD MEETS FUN

What happens when you combine the FUN of the 92nd Street Y Camp Yomi with a life-changing mentoring experience for kids with LD / ADHD? Camp Eye to Eye — an incredibly fun and unforgettable summer event for students entering 4th to 8th grade with LD / ADHD. Eye to Eye is the only national mentoring movement that pairs kids with LD / ADHD with successful college and high school mentors who have similar labels.

In one week, kids who come to Camp Eye to Eye build crucial self-esteem and self-advocacy skills that they can use for life! Leading mentors from our program share their experiences with campers on how to achieve — and succeed.

At Camp Eye to Eye, we use a proven arts-based curriculum to create projects in a totally relaxed environment. Campers will also construct their very own Eye to Eye My Advocacy Plan (MAP), a tool they can use in their upcoming IEP or 504 Plan meetings.

Top off Camp Eye to Eye with participation in all of Camp Yomi's activities, and you define FUN!

Space is limited — reserve your place today.

 

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR CAMP EYE TO EYE 2014


CAMP EYE TO EYE FAQs
WHERE WILL CAMP EYE TO EYE TAKE PLACE?
Camp Eye to Eye will be held at the 92nd Street Y's Camp Yomi, in Rockland County, NY. More information on Camp Yomi can be found on the 92nd Street Y website: http://www.92y.org/Camps/Yomi

WHEN WILL CAMP EYE TO EYE TAKE PLACE?
Camp Eye to Eye will be held July 7-11.

WHAT KINDS OF KIDS DOES CAMP EYE TO EYE SERVE?
Camp Eye to Eye is for students entering 4th to 8th grade who have a language- and/or math-based learning disability and/or ADHD as a primary diagnosis.

As is the practice of all 92nd Street Y summer camps for children with learning disabilities, ADHD, and other special needs, parents must send Eye to Eye their child's most current IEP, 504 Plan, or relevant outside reports. Eye to Eye reserves the right and has sole discretion to terminate the participation of a child if it is deemed that a child does not have a language- or math-based learning disability and/or ADHD as a primary diagnosis.

Campers with other special needs should sign up for the 92nd Street Y's Camp Tova or Camp Bari Tova: http://www.92y.org/Camps/Special-Needs.aspx

WHAT ACTIVITIES DO YOU PROVIDE?
Camp Eye to Eye seeks to recreate our chapter mentoring and community-building experience. Each day campers will create Eye to Eye mentoring art projects as well as take part in traditional Camp Yomi activities, such as sports, games, and swimming. The art projects will focus on Eye to Eye's core principles, such as Metacognition, Self-Advocacy, and Creating Community: http://eyetoeyenational.org/programs/program_model

Throughout the week, campers will also work on Eye to Eye's My Advocacy Plan (MAP), which is a tool that campers can bring to their IEP or 504 Plan meetings. Most of our activities are outdoors, and we have back-up activities in case of rain.

WHY ARE THE CAMPERS DOING ART PROJECTS?
Unlike other subjects in school with rules or expected outcomes, art has no rules and removes barriers to learning. You can use art however you choose to express your unique way of thinking. Art is the starting point where campers and counselors can talk about LD / ADHD, reducing anxiety and vulnerability for many campers. Every Eye to Eye art project is designed to bring out conversation about self-esteem, metacognition, academic accommodations, and self-advocacy.

HOW MANY CAMPERS AND COUNSELORS WILL BE AT CAMP?
There will be 40 campers and 12 counselors at Camp Eye to Eye, plus another two camp directors who are Eye to Eye national staff members. The counselors are experienced Eye to Eye mentors, and each of them has a learning disability and/or ADHD.

IS FOOD PROVIDED?
Campers will bring their own lunch, but Eye to Eye will provide them with beverages and snacks. Campers with certain food allergies may be asked to bring their own snacks.

HOW WILL MY CHILD GET TO AND FROM CAMP?
Eye to Eye is providing bus transportation to and from Camp Yomi. The bus arrives and departs from the 92nd Street Y, at 1395 Lexington Ave. Drop-off is 8-8:30 am and pick-up is 5-5:45 pm.

HOW DOES PAYMENT WORK?
The cost of Camp Eye to Eye is $900 for the week, with $450 due upon registration, and the additional $450 due by June 1. The cancellation date is June 1, after which the deposit will not be returned. A limited number of scholarships are available on a first come, first served basis to families with demonstrated need. Please email Micah Goldfus, National Program Director, to inquire: mgoldfus@eyetoeyenational.org.

ARE ANY ACTIVITIES OFFERED TO PARENTS OF CAMPERS?
Eye to Eye will hold informal parent gatherings near the 92nd Street Y, during which Eye to Eye staff members will discuss Eye to Eye principles and lessons learned in supporting a middle school student with learning disabilities and/or ADHD. More information on these gatherings will be sent to parents who register their children for camp. Additionally, on the last day of camp, Eye to Eye will hold a graduation ceremony and art show for campers and their families.

 

 

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